We had Sunday dinner at the Swanson and what a meal!! They are only open for lunch on Sundays with a Sunday dinner only menu. It is more of a meal than we would normally have mid-day but what a great meal it was and what a value. For $10.95 you can select one of 10 or so dinner selections (fried chicken, chicken & dumplings, ham, meatloaf, etc.) and choices of 3 sides from a list of 12 or more items including salads (jello, fresh), soup, squash, sweet potatoes, greens, peas, southern style green beans, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, etc. and you get dessert!! I had fried chicken which was incredibly good and my husband had the salmon croquettes which were different and tasty. It is classic Southern cooking and oh so good! Most of the other guests were locals who were out for dinner after church. The Swanson is an old historic house and quite lovely. The tables are set with white linens and beautiful silverware. Service is also classic Southern: attentive and polite.
We were driving north on I-75 from northern Florida to Marietta, GA and strongly prefer local restaurants to eat in so we got off the highway to Perry to go the Swanson (which was listed in the AAA guide). We are SO glad we did. It was an easy 5 minutes to get back on the highway and we had a wonderful experience. The Swanson would be my 'go to' place if I lived in that area.
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